tommygunn

Support Elizabethton Whitewater Park in the Works

tommygunn wrote 3 hours ago:


A whitewater park on the Lower Watauga River could be coming to Elizabethton, TN soon thanks to some good work between the Elizabethton IDEAS Group, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and Tennessee Valley Authority! :-)

Project Update:

Project Coordinator, Metin Eryasa, has spoken with the folks from River Restoration in Carbondale, Colorado and it looks like we will be bringing them to Elizabethton sometime in the first 2 weeks of February 2018.  While here they will survey our possible sites.  Then they will give a presentation of what we can expect and all that wil be involved.  There will also be a question/answer period so that by the end of the presentation local officials and residents will have a good idea of what we are proposing. The fee to bring River Restoration to Elizabethton is $6,800.  We already have raised over $5,000 towards the $6,800.  We are on the final stretch and I feel confident we will reach our goal.

You can help support the #SURFBETSY project by purchasing a window sticker (as seen above). The money from these stickers will go directly toward the project as well as let more people know what we are doing. Please go by Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria and purchase a sticker. We are asking for a minimum $5 contribution for each sticker.

Check out the video link below about River Restoration and a couple of parks they have already built for more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIqjbHXb1E



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bozemankayaker

Support Elizabethton Whitewater Park in the Works

bozemankayaker wrote 3 hours ago:


A whitewater park on the Lower Watauga River could be coming to Elizabethton, TN soon thanks to some good work between the Elizabethton IDEAS Group, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and Tennessee Valley Authority! :-)

Project Update:

Project Coordinator, Metin Eryasa, has spoken with the folks from River Restoration in Carbondale, Colorado and it looks like we will be bringing them to Elizabethton sometime in the first 2 weeks of February 2018.  While here they will survey our possible sites.  Then they will give a presentation of what we can expect and all that wil be involved.  There will also be a question/answer period so that by the end of the presentation local officials and residents will have a good idea of what we are proposing. The fee to bring River Restoration to Elizabethton is $6,800.  We already have raised over $5,000 towards the $6,800.  We are on the final stretch and I feel confident we will reach our goal.

You can help support the #SURFBETSY project by purchasing a window sticker (as seen above). The money from these stickers will go directly toward the project as well as let more people know what we are doing. Please go by Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria and purchase a sticker. We are asking for a minimum $5 contribution for each sticker.

Check out the video link below about River Restoration and a couple of parks they have already built for more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIqjbHXb1E



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james

Support Elizabethton Whitewater Park in the Works

james wrote 3 hours ago:


A whitewater park on the Lower Watauga River could be coming to Elizabethton, TN soon thanks to some good work between the Elizabethton IDEAS Group, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and Tennessee Valley Authority! :-)

Project Update:

Project Coordinator, Metin Eryasa, has spoken with the folks from River Restoration in Carbondale, Colorado and it looks like we will be bringing them to Elizabethton sometime in the first 2 weeks of February 2018.  While here they will survey our possible sites.  Then they will give a presentation of what we can expect and all that wil be involved.  There will also be a question/answer period so that by the end of the presentation local officials and residents will have a good idea of what we are proposing. The fee to bring River Restoration to Elizabethton is $6,800.  We already have raised over $5,000 towards the $6,800.  We are on the final stretch and I feel confident we will reach our goal.

You can help support the #SURFBETSY project by purchasing a window sticker (as seen above). The money from these stickers will go directly toward the project as well as let more people know what we are doing. Please go by Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria and purchase a sticker. We are asking for a minimum $5 contribution for each sticker.

Check out the video link below about River Restoration and a couple of parks they have already built for more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIqjbHXb1E



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saskia

Support Elizabethton Whitewater Park in the Works

saskia wrote 3 hours ago:


A whitewater park on the Lower Watauga River could be coming to Elizabethton, TN soon thanks to some good work between the Elizabethton IDEAS Group, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts and Tennessee Valley Authority! :-)

Project Update:

Project Coordinator, Metin Eryasa, has spoken with the folks from River Restoration in Carbondale, Colorado and it looks like we will be bringing them to Elizabethton sometime in the first 2 weeks of February 2018.  While here they will survey our possible sites.  Then they will give a presentation of what we can expect and all that wil be involved.  There will also be a question/answer period so that by the end of the presentation local officials and residents will have a good idea of what we are proposing. The fee to bring River Restoration to Elizabethton is $6,800.  We already have raised over $5,000 towards the $6,800.  We are on the final stretch and I feel confident we will reach our goal.

You can help support the #SURFBETSY project by purchasing a window sticker (as seen above). The money from these stickers will go directly toward the project as well as let more people know what we are doing. Please go by Jiggy Ray’s Downtown Pizzeria and purchase a sticker. We are asking for a minimum $5 contribution for each sticker.

Check out the video link below about River Restoration and a couple of parks they have already built for more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIqjbHXb1E



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natefry

Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

natefry wrote 19 hours ago:


We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration and ran a fabulous event.  It went so well that we are already collaborating on next year’s event.  The race down Lava I was an exciting exchange of positions as Walker pulled ahead in the S turn chute only to get stuck in the eddy below with Orion.  Jason took the middle route and the lead, down the left hand channel over Brads Bung-hole.  Scotty followed Jason after cutting off Orion who was exiting the eddy.  Coming back for more, Orion rammed Scotty’s stern going over BBH, but by then Walker was up to speed in the RPM and was gaining on Jason going into Cut-em Up.  Across the lake the distance between racers expanded and after a quick run down Lava II they were jockeying for the finish line.   There Walker and Scotty tangled boats while Orion charge by unobstructed for the podium.  All boaters had a mostly clean run and the raft support sweep followed everyone out.  This was a very exciting pilot event from which we hope it will grow to become a local classic.

RACERS

Orion Junkens

Walker Davis

Scotty Baker

Jason Bowerman

Jake Zywicke

Aaron Anerson

David Kinker

Niko Peha

Alex Mattick

John Cramp



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Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

bozemankayaker wrote 19 hours ago:


We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration and ran a fabulous event.  It went so well that we are already collaborating on next year’s event.  The race down Lava I was an exciting exchange of positions as Walker pulled ahead in the S turn chute only to get stuck in the eddy below with Orion.  Jason took the middle route and the lead, down the left hand channel over Brads Bung-hole.  Scotty followed Jason after cutting off Orion who was exiting the eddy.  Coming back for more, Orion rammed Scotty’s stern going over BBH, but by then Walker was up to speed in the RPM and was gaining on Jason going into Cut-em Up.  Across the lake the distance between racers expanded and after a quick run down Lava II they were jockeying for the finish line.   There Walker and Scotty tangled boats while Orion charge by unobstructed for the podium.  All boaters had a mostly clean run and the raft support sweep followed everyone out.  This was a very exciting pilot event from which we hope it will grow to become a local classic.

RACERS

Orion Junkens

Walker Davis

Scotty Baker

Jason Bowerman

Jake Zywicke

Aaron Anerson

David Kinker

Niko Peha

Alex Mattick

John Cramp



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tommygunn

Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

tommygunn wrote 19 hours ago:


We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration and ran a fabulous event.  It went so well that we are already collaborating on next year’s event.  The race down Lava I was an exciting exchange of positions as Walker pulled ahead in the S turn chute only to get stuck in the eddy below with Orion.  Jason took the middle route and the lead, down the left hand channel over Brads Bung-hole.  Scotty followed Jason after cutting off Orion who was exiting the eddy.  Coming back for more, Orion rammed Scotty’s stern going over BBH, but by then Walker was up to speed in the RPM and was gaining on Jason going into Cut-em Up.  Across the lake the distance between racers expanded and after a quick run down Lava II they were jockeying for the finish line.   There Walker and Scotty tangled boats while Orion charge by unobstructed for the podium.  All boaters had a mostly clean run and the raft support sweep followed everyone out.  This was a very exciting pilot event from which we hope it will grow to become a local classic.

RACERS

Orion Junkens

Walker Davis

Scotty Baker

Jason Bowerman

Jake Zywicke

Aaron Anerson

David Kinker

Niko Peha

Alex Mattick

John Cramp



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saskia

Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

saskia wrote 19 hours ago:


We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration and ran a fabulous event.  It went so well that we are already collaborating on next year’s event.  The race down Lava I was an exciting exchange of positions as Walker pulled ahead in the S turn chute only to get stuck in the eddy below with Orion.  Jason took the middle route and the lead, down the left hand channel over Brads Bung-hole.  Scotty followed Jason after cutting off Orion who was exiting the eddy.  Coming back for more, Orion rammed Scotty’s stern going over BBH, but by then Walker was up to speed in the RPM and was gaining on Jason going into Cut-em Up.  Across the lake the distance between racers expanded and after a quick run down Lava II they were jockeying for the finish line.   There Walker and Scotty tangled boats while Orion charge by unobstructed for the podium.  All boaters had a mostly clean run and the raft support sweep followed everyone out.  This was a very exciting pilot event from which we hope it will grow to become a local classic.

RACERS

Orion Junkens

Walker Davis

Scotty Baker

Jason Bowerman

Jake Zywicke

Aaron Anerson

David Kinker

Niko Peha

Alex Mattick

John Cramp



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2017 Tallulah Race Results

bozemankayaker wrote 30 days ago:


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Micah Cox charging down Oceana – Photo by: Rob Giersch

The race starts in the river right eddy beside the wooden launch ramp at the bottom of the 660 steps to get down into the gorge.  The finish line is at the confluence of the river into Tugalo Lake.  The race course is 1.54 miles long through all the major rapids of the Tallulah Gorge and drops 413 total vertical feet.  The race is a time trial event in which each racer is started in one minute intervals.

There were 35 spots open for boaters to apply and qualification for the race was based on past experience at the Green Race, the Lord of the Fork Race, and the Tallulah Race.  A total of 32 racers gave this 2nd annual race a go!

Racers – Photo by Adrenia Clark

2017 Tallulah Race Results @ 500 CFS

Adriene Levknecht - Photo by Adrenia Clark

Women’s K-1:

1. Adriene Levknecht #7 – 11:24 – Greenboat (11th Overall)

2. Maria Noakes #32 – 13:24 – Greenboat (29th Overall)

3. Morgan Wright #33 – 13:48 – 9R (30th Overall)

4. Jamie O’Donnell #34 – 14:19 – Greenboat (31st Overall)



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natefry

2017 Tallulah Race Results

natefry wrote 30 days ago:


Sponsored by

Micah Cox charging down Oceana – Photo by: Rob Giersch

The race starts in the river right eddy beside the wooden launch ramp at the bottom of the 660 steps to get down into the gorge.  The finish line is at the confluence of the river into Tugalo Lake.  The race course is 1.54 miles long through all the major rapids of the Tallulah Gorge and drops 413 total vertical feet.  The race is a time trial event in which each racer is started in one minute intervals.

There were 35 spots open for boaters to apply and qualification for the race was based on past experience at the Green Race, the Lord of the Fork Race, and the Tallulah Race.  A total of 32 racers gave this 2nd annual race a go!

Racers – Photo by Adrenia Clark

2017 Tallulah Race Results @ 500 CFS

Adriene Levknecht - Photo by Adrenia Clark

Women’s K-1:

1. Adriene Levknecht #7 – 11:24 – Greenboat (11th Overall)

2. Maria Noakes #32 – 13:24 – Greenboat (29th Overall)

3. Morgan Wright #33 – 13:48 – 9R (30th Overall)

4. Jamie O’Donnell #34 – 14:19 – Greenboat (31st Overall)



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